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Legal Support Professional

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy

Customer Service, Legal
Perth, WA, Australia
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2023


Legal Support Professional

Advanced Delivery

Aus - Perth Colin St

Hybrid (combination of office & remote working)

Job description

Allen & Overy
Allen & Overy is a leading international legal practice with a truly global presence. We are renowned for the high quality of our banking, corporate, international capital markets and litigation practices. Our deals and cases often make headline business news and we work with a number of the top corporates, financial institutions and governments. With many of our partners acknowledged as leaders in their fields, and with all our people demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism, we have a reputation for delivering excellence in all that we do.

Advanced Delivery  - Legal, Perth
Led by an experienced Partner, Allen & Overy’s (A&O) Advanced Delivery – Legal (ADL), Perth is cutting edge. It plays a key role in the project management of a matter through the use of the latest legal technology tools that results in a more advanced approach to the provision of legal advice and services. 

ADL works across a wide range of A&O practice areas throughout the world including: International Capital Markets, Corporate, Disputes, Banking, and Intellectual Property.

The team comprises Legal Support Professionals and Junior Associates who are given world class ongoing professional development, legal career pathways and training opportunities, and who are supported and supervised by highly experienced Managing and Senior Associates.

Advanced Delivery Legal, Perth is now accepting applications for the next intake of Legal Support Professionals. Legal Support Professionals operate as generalists across practice groups (Corporate, Banking, International Capital Markets and Litigation).

As a Legal Support Professional at the ADL, the work you undertake could involve a wide range of projects in multiple jurisdictions. On a typical day, you could be reviewing disclosure in litigation proceedings for the Luxembourg office, preparing documents for a banking syndicate under instruction from associates in Hong Kong, as well as performing due diligence reviews on high profile matters for our London office.

Upon commencement at Allen & Overy you will be provided with an extensive induction training program and on-going learning and development.

This includes our world class university of law training module which will run for six weeks upon commencement provided by Allen & Overy. This will help equip you with the skills and knowledge to work across our jurisdictions.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Due diligence exercises (primarily extracting information)
  • Becoming proficient in Litigation e-Discovery platforms
  • Preparing bank syndicate lending documentation
  • Company searches and corporate reviews
  • Joining product group-specific teams, e.g. company incorporations and ICM checklists
  • Conducting document review for litigation/arbitration proceedings or regulatory/internal investigations
  • Working with Legal Technology generally - testing/trialling tools and pipeline technology
  • Legal research
Key Requirements
  • Mandarin language skills
  • Completed law degree or close to completion / available to work full time
  • Completing a six week business law training module and passing the related exam (provided by A&O) OR currently a paralegal with relevant experience in another law firm or company
  • A professional manner with high levels of commercial awareness, analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Details-focused and self-motivated
  • Team player with appropriate interpersonal skills
  • Strong time management and organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple deadlines